Photo of Demetrius Byrd
Grade
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  • 4.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 199LBS. Weight

Overview

Byrd signed with LSU as one of the elite JUCO prospects in the country. He led the team with seven touchdown receptions in his first season, six of which came against elite SEC competition. But Byrd's senior season was a bit disappointing, as he failed to step up in the primary receiver role (37 receptions for 499 yards and four touchdowns). His value appears to be as a complementary receiver at the next level. Had an arm span of 33 3/8 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good initial quickness off the snap. Uses his hands well to fight through the jam. Good lateral agility and body control. Legitimate straight-line speed to challenge deep. Can track the ball over either shoulder and has the body control and self-awareness to remain in bounds. Able to snatch the ball with his hands outside his body. Used on bubble screens because he can be elusive in space. Willing to go over the middle to make the reception. A history of making the tough catch in pressure situations dating back to high school. Negatives: Thin build with little upper body strength. Loses physical battles at the line and for the ball. Does not run through many tackles. An effective deep threat, but has to build up to top speed. Marginal change of direction or acceleration to gain separation or make yards after the catch against top cornerbacks. Short-arms some passes over the middle, leading to some drops in traffic. Works at blocking but lacks the strength to be effective.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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